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big news in washington this morning. one debt ceiling deal appears dead. will a critical meeting later today help save the american economy? new details about how the cia tracked down osama bin laden. the story of one analyst's dogged determination to get the leader. rolling out the red carpet. the british royal company meets and greets some hollywood's biggest royalty. the scoop and buzz from their trip. the 10 million mile man. you're going to meet the guy who just set a new record for the most flights on an airline ever. pretty cool stuff. good morning. i'm thomas roberts in for alex
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witt today. thanks for joining us. we get right to it. two big issues are making headlines this morning in washington. jobs and the debt ceiling talks. treasury secretary tim geithner appeared on "meet the press" with host david gregory. >> it's going to take a long time still. h is a very tough economy. i think for a lot of people it's going to feel very hard, harder than anything they've experienced in their lifetime now for some time to come. that is because that is the tragic effects of a crisis this deep and this bad caused by a long period of lost opportunities to do things to make the country stronger. >> nbc news white house correspondent mike viqueira is joining us now from the white house with more on this. guide n geithner is not sugar coating things to his responses to david, is he? >> reporter: a lot of gloom and doom, especially on this issue of the deficit. last night john boehner pulled
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the plug on the so-called grand bargain he and president obama had been negotiating. $4.5 trillion worth of savings over ten years. obviously very controversial. a complete overhaul of the tax code. some changes for social security and medicare that had democrats really app powe plektic. late last night john boehner said they're going to try to go for a scaled down package. meaning about $2 trillion. that was the basis of what was being negotiated in the previous week by vice president biden and representatives from congress including democrats and republicans. problem? republicans got up and walked away from those talks by their account because talk had turned to raising avenue, in other words, raising taxes. the president convenes a meeting of the top eight congressional leaders, house, senate, democrat and republican at 6:00 tonight. unclear where we go from here.
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meantime the clock is ticking to august 2nd. today geithner again on "meet the press" left no doubt about what's at stake. >> the longer we go into july, the more risk there will be in financial markets. you'll see that reflected in higher interest rates and loss of confidence. let me explain what happens on august 2nd. on august 2nd at that point we run out of the ability to borrow to meet our obligations. >> geithner goes on to say that is a catastrophe that will have economic repercussions not only in this country, but worldwide. ben bernanke has used the catastrophe word normal republican allies like the chamber of congress, the national association of manufacturers, big business is now writing letters trying to get congress off the mark here. this is serious business here. there's no doubt about it. even john boehner recognizes that august 2nd is a big date.
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the question is, how will they get there? how will they get a deal before that time comes? thomas? >> mike viqueira at the white house. a programming note to everybody, it was a very interesting interview with secretary geithner. watch the reairing of "meet the press" this afternoon at 2:00 eastern right here on msnbc. betty ford's family says that the former first lady will be memorialized in california and michigan this week. mrs. ford passed away of natural causes on friday. she was 93 years old. the first funeral will be held on tuesday in palm desert, california. then her casket will travel to michigan where she's going to be buried alongside her husband in grand rapids. former first lady roz lynn carter will deliver a eulogy for mrs. ford as well as lin cheney and koe cokie roberts as well. defense secretary leon panetta visits afghanistan. the paper reports a possible
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halt of $800 million in assistance of equipment. this could have a dramatic effect on u.s. troops in afghanistan. this report out of the "new york times" says the aid could resume if pakistan takes tougher action against the taliban as well as al qaeda. meanwhile, defense secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan as i was mentioning. panetta is meeting with american military leaders as well as afghan officials. atia abawi is in kabul, afghanistan. he's making strong remarks when it comes to al qaeda and how he wants to continue stamping them out. >> reporter: good morning, thomas. that's absolutely right. on his flight from d.c. to kabul he did speak to reporter on the plane that he was on about al qaeda and said that the strategic defeat of al qaeda was within reach, pointing to the death of osama bin laden, pointing to the information that we were able to retrieve from his compound, including the names of key leaders that they'd like to go after. and he says that this is the
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time to go after al qaeda. let's listen to what he had to say. >> now is the moment following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> reporter: al qaeda aside, this is afghanistan. he's on his first trip as secretary of defense. the big problem here is actually the taliban and the growing insurgency within the country. he was able to meet in kabul with afghan officials. hamid karzai as well as military commanders here on the ground to assess the situation that they're in right now and how they're going to get out of it. we did hear about president obama's drawdown plan. that's starting this year. by the end of this year they expect 10,000 american troops to leave afghanistan. panetta is currently in
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kandahar. thomas? >> atia abawi. it really is a summer scorcher for much of the country. e spspecially the plains in the midwest with record highs possible. in the northeast it's a really hot one, too. the weather channel's alex wallace is watching all of it for us. he joins us now with this sunday forecast. >> more of the heat. more of the same. it seems like this heat is going nowhere any time soon. plenty of heat advisories out there stretching from the plain states into the deep south. areas in brown dealing with heat advisories. the darker shade of brown including memphis toward wichita, expensive heat warnings. we're talking extreme heat in a lot of these areas. how hot is it going to be? we're talking triple digit all thanks to the massive ridge of high pressure in place across the southern tier of the country. underneath that we're talking 105 for your afternoon in
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wichita, all the way down toward dallas reaching 101 with memphis in the upper 90s. these are the actually temperatures. we're not factoring in the humidity which of course would make it feel even hotter. monday we keep that heat going, up to 99 in jackson, mississippi. 100 now for you in memphis. and on tuesday, still talking very, very hot numbers through the southern plains as well as texas. the thing is, this heat is not just going to be confined to the south. it's going to spread into parts of the northeast. check out philadelphia in the coming days. monday and tuesday, mid and even upper 90s. 98 on tuesday. the good news here, though, by wednesday the numbers start to come down in the northeast. but in the southern plains and texas, we just stay hot. baking with the heat here. dallas all the way through at least friday we've got triple digit numbers to deal with. got to take it easy across the states here over the next few days. >> drink a lot of water. stay hydrated. thanks so much. prince william and his bride wrapped up day two of their u.s. tour in true hollywood style. their evening included a walk
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down the famous red carpet and star studded affair in tin sell town. earlier prince william wowed fans in a polo match which also brought out the stars. nbc's jinah kim has more. >> reporter: a royal visit to tinseltown wouldn't be complete without a walk down the red carpet. saturday night some of the biggest names in hollywood turned out in honor for the duke and duchess of cambridge. >> i would not be here if it weren't for the royal aspect. that was definitely the honey to my bee. >> the royal couple hosted the britt british academy where up and coming british talent are introduced to hollywood's movers and shakers. >> let's continue the winning formula. >> reporter: earlier saturday the couple were helicoptered
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into santa barbara where the prince showed off riding chops during a polo match against an american team that raised money for his family's charities. the prince's team won. the stars were shining there, too, as celebrity chef giada provided a $4,000 a plate lunche luncheon. so far, kate hasn't made any public remarks. that could change sunday when she makes two more appearances in l.a. jinah kim, nbc news, los angeles. the analyst who tracked down osama bin laden. there is new information about what happened behind the scenes at the cia when one agent was able to track down that terrorist. we've got the details for you. a british tabloid is no more. today it printed its last edition. the latest on the scandal that brought down "news of the world" in a live report.
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well kpom back, everybody. in presidential politics gop contenders are working key primary states this weekend. jon huntsman hosted meet and greets in florida. the former utah governor calling the $14 trillion debt a cancer in america. in terms of reaching a deal, he said cooler heads would prevail while many candidates have
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focused their campaign efforts in iowa, huntsman emphasized why he wants to focus on florida. >> if you own florida, you woow the presidency. >> michele bachmann opened her iowa campaign headquarters yesterday. there she told voters not to believe -- saying the government has enough revenue to continue making payments. she also launched the t eed atte president's economic plan. >> we're now two years into president obama's recovery. president obama's recovery has a 9.2% unemployment rate. this is not working for millions of unemployed americans. >> speaking of michele bachmann, there's controversy surrounding a pledge supported by the congresswoman. bachmann signed a marriage vow that's drawn up by the conservative group the family leader which suggested that african-american children may
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have been better off during slavery. rick santorum also committed to that pledge. the group has since removed the language which originally read, sadly a child born into savory in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an african-american baby born after the election of the usa's first african-american president. joining me now, nationally syndicated michael smarkana. i think there's a lot of shock surrounding the language that was in this that they rushed to quickly, michele bachmann and santorum to put ink to paper on. did michele bachmann or any of her staffers actually read what she was signing? it seems to me unbelievable to think they didn't read over this. a lot of the tenets in it go with what she believes in. >> my hunch is she read it and approved it. i think it's a play for very
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conservative republican primary voters. i think michele bachmann has a short-term focus which is try to garner the nomination without regard for what would happen if she should be successful in a general election. someone that signs that pledge cannot win a general election. you point out the slavery language. how about when you take a look at some of that which is written that sexuality is a choice. i just don't buy into that. i think there's much more of a body of thought in this country. it's a wiring issue. a genetic issue. it's the hand that you're dealt at birth. i think there's a lot in that two pages that will be problematic in a general election. >> i afwrgree with you. i think for a lot of people to think about the disconnect that there is with thinking that children that were born to slave parents, basically kids that were born into savory, are
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better off then than they are today, children that could be sold, their parents sold by their masters are better then than they are today. it blows my mind. i'm going to move on. we could talk about this. i don't know if you can tell with me. we could talk about this for a long time, michael, i apologize. >> fine with me, thomas. >> last month five gop candidates, they signed an extreme, i guess, something -- let's -- can we roll up a little bit farther, guys? they signed this anti-abortion pledge. i want to go over the five names. mitt romney, jon huntsman. they didn't, though. by refusing to go on the record on the devicive issues like abortion, michael, does it make romney and does it make jon huntsman stronger general election candidates because they seem to be sticking to the middle? that is taking a larger approach to raising a tent across this country and trying to bring people underneath of it? >> yes. it makes them stronger general
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election candidates if they can survive the primary process and make it to a general election. thomas, you and i have had this conversation in the past. i maintain 40% of the country is ready to vote for barack obama and 40% to vote against him regardless of his opponent. what hangs in the balance are the 20% who are more moderate, independent thinkers. i think that romney, i think that huntsman have greater appeal to that 20%. that's why they doen't want to sign it. that's the tie cdichotomy. how far can you go by placating the base without alienating those you're going to need in the general election? that's the k-- >> is it political suicide for the gop to actually agree with
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anything that has to deal with tax revenue increases, the tax hikes? >> i don't think so. i'm really frustrated because i've listening to the cuts of eric cantor saying no taxes and nancy pelosi saying lay off social security and medicare and medicaid. i really believe that the country at this stage recognizes the depth of where we are economically. i think that the answer is, and maybe i'm the the right guy to say this, a haircut for everybody. there's got to be equal pain involved. i think if entitlement programs were subject to cuts, the military should be subject to cuts and certain revenue hikes meaning taxes, as long as the american people rs and ds thought we're all going to take a hit because we need to for the well being of the country, i think it's then salable. it's frustrating to see both sides dug in and nobody giving any ground. i hope behind closed doors they're giving ground. >> my point of contention is the fact that all these unemployed
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americans across the country. i don't think they give a flying fig about whether corporate jet owner are taxed a little bit more when it comes down to the bigger picture of what's going on in this country economically. >> i think you're right. 9.2%, 9.3% unemployment. people want to know, when are we going to create jobs in this country? if they understood there was going to be sacrifice -- my sound bite is equal pain. if there were equal pain for all i think it's salable to rs, salable to ds. everybody gets what they need. most importantly, the country. >> michael, great to see you as always. thank you. >> have a good day. the british tabloid that wrote its own obituary. we bring you a live report as "news of the world" hits the newsstands for one last time.
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welcome back. this weekend secretary of defense leon pa net na is in afghanistan saying al qaeda is on the verge of complete defeat. he says al qaeda is on the run and the raid on bin laden's compound in afghanistan is one of the reasons why. the u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s brought back very important information that's going to allow the u.s. to increase pressure on al qaeda. joining me from washington, associated press reporter matt apuzio. you talked to the ci airks agent who led the search that took down osama bin laden. first i want to know, how did you get access to this person? i know we want to be very careful talking about who this figure is. how were you able to gain access to this person and then learn about the approach that he was making to track down bin laden? >> well, in the days and weeks after the raid, my colleague adam goldman actually began to hear that there was maybe one analyst, one analyst in particular over at the cia, who had had the bin laden portfolio
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for the better part of a decade and really had been the driving force behind this -- behind this operation and behind the hunt. and so, you know, just reporting the two of us spent several weeks trying to figure out who this guy was. we were able to figure out who he was. and in the course of our reporting, we obviously learned that the cia was particularly concerned that we not identify him by name. so we didn't. and we learned that he had -- basically, he had the key role. he was the one who said i'm really sure. this is the compound. this is the place. we have to act now. >> meanwhile, matt, in the white house photo that is so famous now that was taken during the raid, the cia agent is in this room, not pictured, however. explain what his feelings were or their feelings were about being in the room to be captured within that picture, knowing
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that they're there but they're not going to be seen? >> i think what's important about this analyst is this isn't the first time he's been in the room with people like the president of the united states or the director of the cia. in the lead-up to this raid, every week the director of the cia was having his most important advisers around the table and he would say, how sure are we? how sure are we that this is the place? everybody would go around. 50%. 60%. this analyst in particular, he was always the most bullish. he was as high as 80%. and he -- the most important thing he said was, it's not going to get better. the intelligence isn't going to get better and we have to act now because it could -- we could lose this. >> as you say, up to 80% was there -- excuse me. up to 80% was the fact that they felt that they were confident that they were going to be able to move forward with this mission. but i think for all of us in this country, living with what we have over the last ten years and not being able to really
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have a face on what the war on terror is other than osama bin laden, people are confused as to why it was so difficult to find him, especially when we found out that he was basically living in plain sight in a life of luxury. >> it was surprising to us. imagine, you're in the room and you find this out. one of the things that made this analyst in particular quite important was that when people said, well, i don't know. this just doesn't make sense. he knew the bin laden portfolio so well. he said, actually, you know, it kind of does. when you look at his history where he's been before, who he travels with, who he keeps close, and the fact that other al qaeda leaders had been hiding in urban areas, he said, look, this actually does make some degree of sense. and he was actually the first one to put in writing this may be our best lead to finding osama bin laden. and surprisingly, there was a little bit of resistance to putting that out there even internally in the cia at an early stage. nobody wants to be the one to say, hey, i think we may be on
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the tail of osama bin laden. that's going to get the director interested. then we're going to have to start asking questions. he was very forward leaning and said the hunt for these couriers the hunt for osama bin laden. we shouldn't be afraid to put that in writing. >> let's talk about the cache of information the s.e.a.l.s were able to bring back. did the cia operative indicate whether or not this is going to be the linchpin to bringing down al qaeda? >> i think the cia definitely feels that the information pulled out of bin laden's compound is -- is crucial towards maybe hopefully ultimately breaking the back of al qaeda. i think it's probably an overstatement to say that pulling the information out of the compound in and of itself is going to put al qaeda on the run. certainly a big intelligence coup. from my understanding from our reporting, there's no one piece of information in there that's
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going to dismantle al qaeda. it's going to be another long process. i think that's probably what the cia director was talking about. there are other operatives they have to find. there are other people they have to take out if they're going to be successful in ultimately dismantling al qaeda. >> certainly a fascinating report by you and your colleague at the ap. matt apuzzo from the associated press. more on the debt deal battle. new talks are taking place at the white house today. can big question, can the president and congress reach common ground and do so very soon? [ groans ] [ marge ] psst. constipated? phillips' caplets use magnesium, an ingredient that works more naturally with your colon than stimulant laxatives, for effective relief of constipation without cramps. thanks. good morning, students. today we're gonna continue...
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new this morning, presidential candidate tim pawlenty takes a hard line on the debt ceiling discussions. speaking on "meet the press" pawlenty said he would let the
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government default on its debt if the president did not give into demands on republican cuts. this is the conversation he had with host david gregory. take a listen. >> we don't know what the deal is because we haven't seen the details. if you look at how we got in this mess and the growth of private economy and the relative growth in government spending versus growth in tax revenues, the revenues are not what's out of balance. it's the spending that's out of balance. krou can't be a fair minded person, look at this thing over the last ten, 20 years and say it's the revenues that have not kept pace with the private economy. what's happened is government spending has gone up way beyond that. that's how we got in the hole. you have to define balance in context. >> would you be open to any revenue increases if it would help you get a deal on the scale of trillions of dollars of spending cuts? >> the united states federal government is not undertaxed. it spends too darn much. >> the answer is no, you would not entertain that?
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>> we shouldn't raise taxes. >> even if it means the debt ceiling is not raised? >> that's why we drew a line in the sand. >> you're -- >> what i'm willing to do is tell the president of the united states that if he wants the debt ceiling raised, then he should do those things i described earlier and he's the one who should slow down the spending and get this thing back under control. >> for more on the debt ceiling debate, let's bring back our guests. guys, thanks for sticking around. susan, i want to start with you. even john boehner has said it would be catastrophic if the government defaurlts on its deb. what do you make of the statement by tim pawlenty and the hardball politics he's playing there with david gregory. >> it's exactly what he's done before. i think if you listen carefully to what he says, unless they drastically cut spending he's not for revenue increases which is where, frankly, a lot of presidential candidates and members of congress are at.
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>> richard, the man republicans rejected yesterday was the one that obama was really pushing for. and in it it would include $4 trillion in cuts. who comes out ahead here especially with the clock ticking ever more loudly as we approach august 2nd. >> i think president obama comes out ahead. he's cle he's clearly shown he's willing to lead. we have the lowest taxes now we've had since bill clinton. the simple fact is we need to roll back the tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires so folks in the heart of america have a chance to become millionaires and billionaires. >> i think both sides, actually, win even in a short term. obama can say i didn't raise taxes which would have been part of a long-term deal. and the republicans get to go
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back to their districts and say, look, we fought the hard fight and cut spending and didn't raise taxes. >> the people obama wants to raise taxes on, he doesn't have nem anyway when it comes to being able to get their vote when it comes to a presidential election. why would he even want to say -- what difference does it make if he says i didn't have to raise taxes? >> because he doesn't get the label that he did raise taxes. even if you talk about it was only on a ser tan percentage of people if you want to go there which i don't necessarily agree with, he gets labeled going into an election year as someone who's raised taxes and has high unemployment. politically, it works for the president. >> susan, let's talk more about what congressman van holland's response was. it's disappointing the the republican fixation with protecting tax breaks for the corporal special interests -- to help our economy and our cub i
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country. by refusing this deal, does this give leverage to the democrats ultimately? >> no. because at the end of the day, it now becomes like it has been frankly, all theater. and the republicans -- john boehner could not get enough republicans to do the long-term deal is what it looks like. instead of failing at that level they're going to get something through and it will take them through 2012. >> the latest poll showing seniors doing a better job of showing themselves -- >> not at all, thomas. look, it's pretty simple. the theater is only happening on the right. the president is showing true leadership on this issue. he said to the members of congress, he said to speaker boehner, we need a deal. we need it before august 2nd. i'm willing to put medicare on the table.
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i'm willing to put social security on the table. all i'm asking you to do is get rid of the loopholes for millionaires and billionaires and big oil companies. yet republicans still refuse to budge on this. this just shows the contrast between the two parties. one party cares about middle class and working americans and the other party cares about corporate -- >> there's the political theater right there. >> i think oscars could be handed out on both sides of the aisle for this one. thank you for sticking around. i appreciate your insight and your time on this one. for the very latest headlines from the nbc political unit, head to great stuff. the final edition of "the news of the world" is hitting stands this morning in london. media titan rupert murdoch. it was a big day for sales this
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morning as they said thanks and good-bye. >> yeah. there was a lot of interest. of course, some organizations are actually calling for a boycott today to show their fury at what happened. last week, let's remember, this was the biggest selling pap ner britain with an unrivaled reputation for journalistic scoop spots. the press itself fell silent this morning for the final time. and this is the last edition. so it has been a very long week on what we call fleet street here in britain. it's also been a very uncomfortable week for media boss rupert murdoch. >> reporter: for millions in britain, sunday morning involves a walk to the news agent to pick up "news of the world." a ritual their parents, grandparents, even great grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposie
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ing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and allegation of voice mail hacking. one paper has dubbed this britain's watergate. there is questions about standards in british journalism have been raised. three people have been arrested including the paper's former editor, once a key aide to british prime minister david cameron. >> a very sad day. >> rupert murdoch whose holdings include the fox television network and "wall street journal" arrived in britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone racking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused the paper of deleting messages for a 13-year-old girl while police were hunting for her hoping she was alive. the decision to respond by
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shutting the paper down took most by surprise, including the editor of the last edition. >> it's a terrific shame that it's come to this. and as i've said to the staff this morning, it's -- it's -- >> reporter: the final edition is a compilation of the paper's tri ump. and the unlikely hope that when the scandal eventually dies down, this is what it will be remembered for. inside there is a full page apology saying quite simply, we got it wrong. the recognition of the scandal that has dented both the reputation of mr. murdoch's empire and also the share price. just at a time when he's trying to expand the empire in britain. while police are continuing their investigations into these ak you sagss and the government is about to launch an inquiry into the essence of tabloid journalism here in britain. >> more to come from this story. thanks so much.
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last night he became a world record holder. the person who has logged the most flight miles on an airline ever. in all, get this, he has flown 10 million miles on united airlines. the chicago based auto consultant says when he calls to book a ticket they usually recognize his voice. he spoke to the "today" show earlier and said he genuinely loves to fly. >> i racked up about 4 million or so going back and forth to australia. i started going to australia to do consults back in '84. i've been there over 200 times. 6,000 flights. they've never lost one of my bags. i don't have any complaints with united. >> never lost a bag? get that. one of the perks of being a 10 million miler is that you get your name on the side of a plane. there it is. pretty cool stuff. a couple trying to clear the drains in their basement, they come across an incredible find. wait until you hear about this. more on their golden discovery, next. five days and counting.
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welcome back, everybody. imagine finding a group of coins in a safe deposit box and learning they're worth 75 billion bu-- million bucks. a federal jury is now hearing arguments over ten double eagle coins a family found in '04. the coins are very rare because they were never in circulation. the government says that they were stolen from the mint bank back in the 1930s. but the family says there's no evidence that the coins were stolen. the trial expected to last
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roughly about two weeks. all right. another discovery to talk about here. a french couple has made a startling find in their sell lar. they were working on their drains when they doug up a clay pot. in it they found 34 gold coins. a coin expert says the coins date as far back at 1595 to the french revolution. the most valuable is a 1640 louis xiii. pretty nice. now just days away from the biggest blockbuster of the summer. "harry potter and the deathly hallows." excuse me as i choke on myself here. the eighth and final potter movie will open in the u.s. friday. >> everything you've touched will not apply.
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>> give me the sword! >> i think that one of them put a curse on me right now as i was reading this. amy palmer from is here. sorry about that. i think i got choked up. >> everyone's getting choked up. >> this is the end. it's very sad. the movie has gotten great review. with the potter fanatics that are out there, does it need the reviews to make a lot of bank? people are going to go anyway? >> they're going to go anyway. kids have grown up on these movies. adults are attached to them. we were talking during the break how you can't escape these movies. they're on television. they're on the internet. there's always been articles written about them. >> merchandising, how much money has been made over the years? this has been around. we've watched all these guys grow up. the money must be amazing.
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>> okay. $6.4 billion in terms of the movies. $1.7 billion in terms of the books. millions and millions of dollars worth of merchandising and franchises. it is huge. let's not forget the theme parks. one of the most if not the most successful franchises of all times beating out star wars. >> what's the likelihood of the final movie being the biggest grosser film of the entire set? >> i think it will be. i think fans are really wanting to see the culmination of the series. like i said, there's a ten-year fan base here. you're going to get this audience not only coming back one time, but many, many times to see what happens. >> the premiere was this week in london. all of them showing up. emma watson looking incredibly grown up and beautiful. she got teary eyed. >> these kids have been playing these characters since they were 9, 10, 11 years old. they grow up being these
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characters. j.k.rowling was emotional as well. >> thanks for you for dealing with my croaks. stick by. you never know. hollywood royalty meets the duke and duchess of cambridge in southern california. what lies ahead on their last day of their fantastic trip? we'll take a look after this. we're putting them to the test against the speed of a rescue unit. go ! they're downloading a music album. the first network to finish gets rescued. does your phone know that we're racing ? done ! verizon's done ! i've got seven left ! the fastest network in america. verizon. built so you can rule the air. now powering the lg revolution.
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so it has been a whirlwind u.s. trip for the duke and ku duchess of cambridge. did they make a good first impression? the former royal press officer and royal commentator joins us now from london. di dickie, it's nice to see you. prince william competed in a charity polo match held in santa barbara. it looked beautiful and he played so well. do you think they were letting him get these goals buecause he
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scored four. >> that's a bit unfair. he's a good polo player and would have scored four in his own right. they would have wanted to beat him but they didn't. that's good for prince william and good for the show as well. >> for those of us in the u.s. that are not all that familiar with traditional polo matches, they're often frequented by royals in the uk. did they pull off an authentic and really stylish event yesterday in california? >> it was very stylish. it was very important. i think we're losing sight of the fact that this was a match that was raising money for charity. very important. very important, the whole visit of william and catherine to california. it's all about supporting charity. today going to inner city arts. helping children on skid row to get started. get them developed. the way to do it is through the arts. with william and catherine there people know about inner city arts. it raises the profile of the organization. more and more people become
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aware. these organizations don't run on thin air. if they can raise the profile, that's more money for the organization, more kids being helped. >> i also think they raised their profile as modern royal. when catherine raised the cup, there was a kiss. something very genuine, loving, but not what you would expect from the tight upper lip of the british royals. >> in the past royals have tended to sort of be backward in coming forward. what we had in canada, for example, earlier in the week they had a dragon boat race. they cuddled in the full glare of everybody and the television cam ras. their body language is terrific. it shows they really do love each other. they've been an item for eight years. they know every inch of each other. it's a good display. good display of affection for each other, good display of body language. it's good for the monarchy in canada and the united kingdom
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and for you people because it raises the profile of organizations that come here to help. >> yes, we people here in the states do like you royals over there. thanks for your time. >> you, too. thank very much. another historic day for the space shuttle. could a meeting at the white house later today solve some of america's biggest problems? we'll talk about that. a live report for you, straight ahead. stick around. [ dr. ling ] i need to get the results from the m.r.i. see if the blood work is ready. review ms. cooper's history. and i want to see katie before she goes home. [ male announcer ] with integrated healthcare solutions from dell, every patient file is where dr. ling needs it. now she can spend more time with patients and less time on paperwork. ♪ dell. the power to do more.
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